January 31, 2015

Author, community activist and former Black Panther Aaron Dixon

Today on the Live Drive @ 5 we will be joined by civil and human rights activist, former Green Party Senate Candidate and author Aaron Dixon who chronicled his time as a member and captain in the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in the 2012 book My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain. Mr. Dixon marched with Martin Luther King Jr to end housing discrimination as a young man and later he would start a free breakfast program for school children, a free medical clinic and a legal clinic through his work with the Panthers. While The Seattle Black Panther Party has been long gone as the party itself fell victim to the FBI's illegal war on the Black community specifically the Black Panthers, the free services Dixon helped start are still in existence.

In the news,

January 29, 2015

When Black people front for white supremacy w/ Robert Perkins

Today we will welcome Mr. Robert Perkins to the Live Drive @ 5 who is the star of the Youtube channel DaREVOLUTIONARYWitDaTattoos. Mr Perkins recently posted a passionate critique of comments made about Black men and dread locks by celebrity Black actor Anthony Mackie. Mackie has since tried to further explain his comments to his nephew that all the criminals he sees on "First 48" have dreadlocks in trying to dissuade his nephew from growing locks. Mackie also blamed a Grio reporter for taking him out of context but the Grio says they did not and posted the full interview of the "Black or White" actor in the latest Kevin Costner film.

In the news,
  • In comments before the Senate, US Attorney Loretta Lynch further shows the danger that proxy tools of racism pose to Black people
  • John McCain in defense of a fellow war criminal called protesters "low-life scum" at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting.
  • Senator Rand Paul in comments during a Fox News report all but directly called Hillary Clinton a war criminal that betrayed Libya and its murdered leader Muammar Gaddafi.